Born: 1878, Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Baptised: 31st March 1878, Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Died: 22nd April 1901; age 23; Died of Disease, at Charleston, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Residence: George Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Occupation: Mat Weaver.
Enlistment date: 30th November 1896.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 4517.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.
Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal + South Africa 1901 medal.
1881 Wilson’s Cottages, Angel Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Harry was 3 years old and living with his parents, brother & widowed, maternal grandmother.
William Corder, 24, a Cocoa Mat Weaver, born Hadleigh.
Jane Corder (nee Scowen), 24, born Hadleigh.
Charles William Corder, 11 months, born Hadleigh.
Maria Scowen (nee Seager), 64, formerly a Nurse, born Kersey, Suffolk.
1891 George Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Harry was 13 years old, a Mat Weaver’s Assistant. He was living with his parents, siblings & maternal grandmother.
William, 34, a Mat Maker.
Charles, 10, a Backhouse Boy – Domestic.
Ellen Maud Corder, 8, born Hadleigh.
Ernest Edward Corder, 3, born Hadleigh.
William Turner Corder, 1, born Hadleigh.
Maria Scowen, 76.
Soldiers’ Effects to William Corder – father.
Harry’s brother, Ernest Edward Corder lost his life during the First World War, on the 12th February 1918, from Pneumonia. He was ranked a Private, service number 17546, for the Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion. Ernest was laid to rest at Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Puglia, Italy. He was 30 years old, married with a young son.
One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.